Murray ran for 31 yards on 11 carries and caught four of six targets for 25 yards in Sunday's 23-17 loss at Kansas City. Outside of a nine-yard run at one point, Murray was completely shut down, and his receiving numbers look better because he caught a couple of passes late in the game with the Raiders in comeback mode. Despite not ripping off as many long runs as some experts predicted (just two runs of 40+ yards), Murray had a successful first year as Oakland's starting tailback. In fact, Murray finished in the top 10 in rushing, with 1,066 yards. The current roster doesn't have anyone that could seriously challenge Murray for work in 2016, so unless the Raiders decide to draft a RB, expect him to be the featured back once again next season.
Murray rushed for 79 yards and a score on 19 carries and secured all five of his targets for 38 yards in Thursday's 23-20 overtime win against the Chargers. Murray was the most productive member of the Raiders offense Thursday, and he eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards on the season in the process. He went untouched, thanks to a great lead block from Jamize Olawale, for his 22-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. The Raiders close out the season next week on the road against a Chiefs defense that surrendered 97 total yards and a score to Murray in Week 12.
Murray gained 78 yards on 21 carries and secured one of two targets for two yards in Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Packers. The second-year tailback had a solid afternoon on a wet track at the O.co Coliseum, although his carries were reduced late in the game with the Raiders in catch-up mode. Murray's 3.7 yards per carry was actually his second-best figure in that category over the last five weeks, a span that had seen him average less than two yards per tote in one contest and under three yards in two others. Now at 956 rushing yards on the season, Murray should easily surpass the 1,000-yard mark against a generous Chargers rush defense in Week 16. In doing so, he will be the franchise's first back to achieve the milestone since Darren McFadden tallied 1,157 yards in 2010.
Murray ran for just 27 yards on 16 carries in Sunday's 15-12 upset win at Denver. He failed to haul in his lone target. Murray struggled for the second time this year against Denver, as he rushed for just 39 yards on 13 carries back in Week 5. The entire Raiders' offense struggled Sunday, however, until the second half when Derek Carr tossed a couple of scores. Murray hasn't rushed for over 100 yards since Week 8, but on the bright side, he's been receiving plenty of work, with 58 carries over the last three games. In Week 15, Murray will face the Packers, who entered Sunday's game as the league's 20th ranked rush defense.
Murray ran 20 times for 88 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-20 loss to the Chiefs. He also caught four of six targets for 11 yards. Murray busted off a 35-yard run at one point, and might have had a slightly bigger game, if not for a mini implosion from Derek Carr, who threw three interceptions in the fourth quarter. He ran for over 200 yards combined in Weeks 8-9 against two strong rush defenses (Jets and Steelers), but had struggled in each of his last three games, averaging well under 3.0 YPC. After getting back on track as a runner Sunday, he also rebounded as a pass catcher, as he had recorded just 10 receptions over his previous six games. He's got a tough matchup next week at Denver, which contained him to only 39 yards on 13 carries in Week 5.
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